The Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers gets together in the Meeting House of the Riverdale Farm in Cabbagetown.
Much of the fibers used is wool, so with the farm sheep nearby what better place to hold their monthly meetings.
At the farm’s festivals, Guild members use the fleece from the sheep to demonstrate the old skills needed to make yarn, dye it and weave it into cloth. Sheep shearing and basic wool preparation, plus spinning and weaving will be demonstrated at the Riverdale Farm in May 2012.
The Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers aims to promote the crafts of handspinning, dyeing and handweaving by improving the skill and artistry of those practising the crafts and to provide educational programs of both interest and value to its members and to the public.
For more information and to join, please visit Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers website.